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1:10 AM ET, April 22, 2006

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buygoogle.com:
What the analysts missed -  —  I could write another glowing post about Google's dazzling results, but I've done that many times before.  If you want to read about how rare and wonderful it is that a member of the S&P 500 can sustain an incredible growth rate while simultaneously increasing margins …
Discussion: ben barren
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Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
Google's Ad-Grabbing Pushes Profit Up 60%  —  Google Inc. continues to take advertising dollars from traditional media such as television and print classifieds and is doing so in greater amounts than online rivals Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp.'s MSN, the company reported yesterday as it posted a 60 percent surge in profit.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE LOST A $BILLION IN UNSPENT ADS
Rhys Blakely / Times of London:
eBay explores 'super union' to thwart Google  —  The prospect of a "super-union" between two or more of the internet's most powerful companies was raised today as news emerged that eBay has held talks with Yahoo! and Microsoft over a possible partnership designed to thwart the advance of arch-rival Google.
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Reuters:
eBay's Google guard: Yahoo or Microsoft?
Discussion: SearchViews
Euan Semple / The Obvious?:
A word or two on conferences  —  I have to say that I am really looking forward to the Blogs and Social Media Forum that I am chairing in May.  —  When the idea was first suggested to me I was really unsure about saying yes.  I have become very wary of being taken advantage …
Discussion: Message and ALLIED
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Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Why Google is extending RSS  —  Jeff Jarvis picked up on my post the other day about GData, Google's new syndication protocol which is an extension of both RSS and Atom.  Like most people, Jeff isn't sure what this means - and neither is Dave Winer.  I'm in the same boat …
Business 2.0:
The evolution of the NetFlix envelope  —  The key to Netflix's lean operations is its lightweight, versatile mailer.  Here's how 7 years of tweaking paid off.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - When the DVD first came out, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings had a key insight:
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Gonzales calls for mandatory Web labeling law  —  Story last modified Fri Apr 21 12:04:38 PDT 2006  —  Web site operators posting sexually explicit information must place official government warning labels on their pages or risk being imprisoned for up to five years, the Bush administration proposed Thursday.
Discussion: UMBC eBiquity Blog and Boing Boing
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
More Crap From Dead Artist's Family Members  —  Artist's family asks Google to take down today's `painted' logo The Mercury News is reporting today on the news that deceased artist Joan Miro's family has asked Google to take down a version of their Google logo that yesterday incorporated parts of his art due to copyright.
Andrew McLaughlin / eHomeUpgrade:
Seagate Readying a 750GB Perpendicular Barracuda Drive  —  Someone with a fast hand over at Dailytech noticed that Seagate accidentally released a PDF specification of their new 750GB Barracuda drives.  These new drives will be available in both PATA and SATA based on the new perpendicular …
Wolfgang Gruener / tomshardware.co.uk:
Google to acquire wireless spectrum bandwidth?  —  Mountain View (CA) - Google co-founder Larry Page today sparked another round of rumors that the search company is playing with an idea to become a wireless broadband service provider.  —  During the Q1 earnings call, Page said that the firm …
Ryan Block / Engadget Mobile:
Motorola's RAZR 2 / Canary pics!  —  Remember The Boy Genius, the dude who scored those CDMA Q shots way back in the year 2005?  He's back, and hooked us up with some shots of Motorola's Canary, what we understand to be the true successor to the RAZR.  Contrary to prior reports that this thing …
Discussion: iTech News Net and MobHappy
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
EFF's sender pay email debate ends in draw  —  Last night Mitch Kapor, Esther Dyson and Danny O'Brien debated the pros and cons of sender-pay email at a fundraiser for the Electronic Frontier Foundation held at the Roxie Film Center in the Mission district.  Actually Mitch was the moderator …
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Visual Timeline 1996-2006  —  Building upon Philipp's idea, which is as simple as it is unique, I thought that since Google was dominating so much search engine oriented news recently that it's time to give a bit of attention to Yahoo.  —  Here is the visual screen capture timeline of Yahoo.com …
Business Week:
My Virtual Life  —  A journey into a place in cyberspace where thousands of people have imaginary lives.  Some even make a good living.  Big advertisers are taking notice  —  As I step onto the polished wood floor of the peaceful Chinese country house, a fountain gurgles softly …
Kristin Huguet / Apple:
Apple Offers Free Computer Take-Back Program  —  Apple Named One of Top Ten Environmentally Progressive Companies  —  CUPERTINO, California—April 21, 2006—Apple® today announced an expansion of its successful recycling program, offering free computer take-back and recycling with the purchase …
Hugo 'poogie' Ortega / Uber Tablet:
Hugo Ortega spends time with the Lenovo X41  —  Tonight my intention is to review the Lenovo X41 Tablet PC.  Having not been a great fan of "reviews" in the past I've often struggled to put my own thoughts into a review.  My biggest dilemma with reading a review is deciphering whether I'm with the reviewer, or against.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Robert X. Cringely / pbs.org:
Native Speaker:  —  There May Be an End-run for Apple Around Windows After All  —  Dave Winer, in his NerdTV interview several months back, said that he viewed his software developer job as giving customers whatever they want.  It wasn't his job to say "no" to customers, but rather to say …
Discussion: Daring Fireball and The Tao of Mac
Wired News:
Is the Internet Out of Room?  —  NEW YORK — The internet is supposed to be limitless — a boundary-free exchange of digital information and profit.  So how can it be running out of real estate?  —  The answer, according to information technology experts, lies in cyberspace's ever-growing popularity.
CNET News.com:
Apple argues for blogger records  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—Apple Computer faced tough questioning Thursday in its bid to gain access to electronic records of Mac enthusiast sites that published leaked details of an unreleased product.  —  Although a lower court ruled last year that Apple …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
The Personal Bee, a news site that makes a comeback  —  The Personal Bee is a Berkeley start-up that lets users organize news in their area of interest, so that others can read it.  —  It is chock-full of the latest Web 2.0 features, and it worth taking a look at.
 
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